CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – APRIL 1, 2019

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The Royal Turks and Caicos Police force rescued 14 Haitians on Sunday after their boat capsized off the coast of West Caicos. (PHOTO: Royal Turks and Caicos Police)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 1, 2019: Here are the top stories making news for this Monday morning, April 1, 2019:

At least 14 Haitians are dead after a boat smuggling migrants to the Turks and Caicos capsized in shark-infested waters Sunday.

The US has named five Caribbean countries as major illicit drug producing and/or drug-transit countries.

The Cayman Islands has legalised same-sex marriage after a judge ruled prohibitions on such relationships was unconstitutional.

Guyanese-born actress Letitia Wright has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture

Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas Sunday in protest of constant power outages.

The International Federation of Red Cross says it will begin delivering aid of Venezuelans by mid-April.

Democrats are fuming as Donald Trump cuts aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez joined critics of a major Fox News error in an onscreen graphic that said Donald Trump had cut “aid to 3 Mexican countries.”

A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba over the weekend.

And Graeme McDowell has resurrected his stagnant career with a one-stroke victory at the Corales Puntacana Championships in the DR.

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